Prince Harry Kills Taliban Insurgents As Helicopter Gunner
Prince Harry says he kills Taliban insurgents while serving as co-pilot gunner of an Apache attack helicopter in Afghanistan. The royal has been serving for around for months in southern Helmand - a Taliban heartland - and has for the first time acknowledged that he attacked enemy forces.
In an interview while out on duty in Camp Bastion, Harry explained that he was sometimes justified to "take a life to save a life," adding, "That's what we revolve around, I suppose." The brother of the Duke of Cambridge explained how the roles of Apaches and CPGs have changed since his previous deployments in 2007 and 2008. "It used to be very much: front seat, you're firing the whole time. Now, yes we fire when we have to but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else. Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting at them, then we will do it," said Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne. The interview gives an insight into the Prince's life around the base, in which he mixes freely with his fellow troops, eats in the canteen and plays video games, calling himself "just one of the guys."
Prince Harry also used the ITV interview to express his frustration about the British media, even the producers whom were conducting the interview. "I never wanted you guys to be out here, but there was an agreement made to invite you out on the deal that the media didn't speculate before my deployment. That's the only reason you guys are out here."
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